rewiring weston super mare bristol

rewiring and new installs

Rewiring

rewiring in Weston-super-Mare needs a careful approach and, like all electrical installation work, is subject to regulation and legislation. Part P of the Buildings Regulations deals with electrical safety in domestic dwellings, and covers significant alterations and new additions (such as new kitchens and extensions) in UK homes. 

 

Homes which have not been touched or rewired for over 20 to 30 years usually require attention. This is not only because the wiring is potentially dangerous but also because older wiring systems can’t cope with the demands of modern living.

Old round switches, rubber or fabric cabling last installed in the 1960s, or sockets fixed to the skirting boards are all signs that that a house needs rewiring. A modern consumer unit will have circuit breakers and residual circuit devices (RCDs). An old fusebox has fuses with replaceable wires. If you have a fusebox with a wooden back and a mixed selection of fuses, maybe even cast iron, then it needs to be replaced.


 

rewiring happens in two stages:

  • first fix, when cables and wiring are installed
  • second fix when everything is joined up or made ‘live’, when the front faces of sockets, switches and lights are fitted.

Those runs of wires go everywhere: under floors, through walls and across ceilings, so first fix is best done without carpets or furniture, so floorboards can be lifted and ceilings cut into. To position new sockets and switches at legally correct heights, plaster generally needs to be chased into, too. This is why it’s important to plan what’s going where in each room before starting the first fix stage, so you know where you need lights, plug points and any other electrically driven items.

(homebuilding.co.uk)

rewire in Weston-super-Mare rewiring in Bristol

New builds and Extensions

Very similar to a rewire but from new.